Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I am thankful for the simple things that He has given us...This beautiful earth we live on, our families and friends.
Eight Years Old Thanksgiving at grandmas

Last year at this time I was HUGE pregnant with my fourth child. Complaining that I had to cook for thanksgiving, my house was too small for everyone that was coming, cleaning, preparing for the Christmas to come, sad my baby would be born with problems, I couldn't bend over to tie my shoes. WOW I thought I had it bad.
Isn't it funny how your attitude changes. Let me tell you about this year, this year I begged my family to come, I cried when they couldn't, I love that my house is too small, it brings us closer together. I'm proud of my self that after surgery I can still tie my shoes. And for the holidays...I get to see my baby on her first birthday what a blessing, so what if she has kidney problems, she is here.
Those of you that know me, see a smile on my face daily, I have a good attitude, I appreciate the simple things.
I'm not worried about if my daughters hair is perfect anymore or if my sons jeans have holes in them. Also, things like Steve's job being dangerous, a car way too small for our big family, my hair growing back weird and so on. Hey, we got a job, we got a house, a car and I have hair!!
I am beyond grateful to be here on earth. I get to see little faces everyday I wake up. When Steve hugs me I feel it now. I've learned so much in this short time. I've matured well beyond my age. I've learned how to be grateful for just being alive. Being on the earth and enjoying family and friends. When you realize how short life is, in a blink of an eye it could all end, you really truly appreciate the small things.
I am grateful this year for the simple things that are so easily looked over in a mothers busy daily life. STOP and enjoy your husband, your babies and friends....
you never know when He is going to call you back home.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Thank you to ALL that came out and supported MUFFINS FOR MOMMY Wednesday night.
We had a wonderfully successful night.
This thanksgiving season I am so grateful for my friends, family and church. The amount of love our family continues to receive is a true gift. I believe that together we can raise the $100,000.00 and conquer this illness.

The CAFE RIO crew

Cute young "hot" friends from church

Two of my biggest cheerleaders

Our silent auction


Our silent auction hotties from Ladera Ranch, Kim and Nancy with Chandra and Lilee

The Awesome Deharts

The couple that started it all, our dear friends that introduced Steve and I at a random party. The Mihaylo's with their two sweet girls.

JoDee, Janet and Chandra thanks to them we had a great fundraiser

Cafe Rio Party Night

Cafe Rio, what a amazing success. Thanks to JoDee Glazier and Janet Sims for setting everything up, it turned out to be a great night. I think everyone from church came out to support our family. Also, our friends that actually introduced Steve and I twelve years ago were there with their two beautiful little girls. Friends from school came to support our family and also people from the neighborhood, Ladera Ranch, San Clemente and Redlands were there, new friendships were created that night. Lot's of people, Lot's of fun. OUR FAMILY CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH!!!!


Monday, November 14, 2011


I am blown away by the love in Ladera Ranch.
I have lived in this community for 11 years. Where have I been? This holiday boutique was amazing.
The fundraiser at Ladera Ranch Dance Academy honored my family....(muffins for mommy) to help raise money our family needs for cancer treatment. What a special gift of HOPE, a gift of LOVE and a gift of CHARITY they gave me that day. What a selfless act these Ladera women did for us. I am amazed by them... true SAINTS!.

I honestly feel like a circle of angels...Aimee, Karen, Nancy, Kim, Brooke, Renee, Chandra, Bonnie and April rallied around me and lifted my spirits so high, I got a small taste of what heaven will be like. "Anything to save a mother" they kept saying.

Those Ladera women... a small group of friends pulled together to make a difference. They are saving a mother. What could be better?
We are forever grateful, $3000.00 was raised that day, just in donations alone. I have faith our family will reach our goal.

PLEASE get the word out!

Around $60,000.00 more dollars to go!


These are the cutest MUFFIN FOR MOMMY GIRLS EVER!
Some of the little ones went to local businesses spreading the word selling muffins

Emilee and Mary in Muffins for mommy hats donated by Carolyn Boden for the silent auction

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Muffins for Mommy jewelry

A wonderful woman by the name of Brooke Billeter has designed a Muffins for Mommy necklace and is donating part of the proceeds to my foundation. I'm overwhelmed by the support I'm receiving by people I've never even met before. Brooke is also donating $1 for every piece of other jewelry she sells until we reach our goal of $100,000.

I love this piece, the circle represents eternity, and the 4 dangling charms represent my 4 children. I'm so touched! I love this!! I'll take a thousand please! :) To order one you can visit her blog

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dr. Burzynski

"Dr. Burzynski is either a brilliant man or he's running one of the best scams I've ever seen!" Dad replies after going to the clinic. For me, I am a BELIEVER!! This man is amazing. I have so much HOPE now after experiencing what he has to offer. I've been studying a lot on alternative medicine. First, do no harm. He makes so much sense, the way he treats cancer is incredible.
If you know anyone with cancer, especially a child send them there. He's having great success in his cancer treatment.

"It's all in your attitude"

Home sweet home... what a LONG day. Lilee hates to fly I just found out. Leaving Texas is so bitter sweet for me. My wonderful parents are there. I want them to know how thankful I am to them for supporting me through all this. They traveled daily afar and helped me with the baby. It was so good to be with family. My brother Elijah came to visit from Austin. Always LOVE to see him. I appreciate all his efforts to be with me. He's becoming a amazing person. I also got to see my sweet uncle Guy. A true inspiration to me. He has had every health problem in the world. I asked him how does he get through at his age. He's in his 80's, he told me with a sparkle in his eye and a smile on his face. "It's all in your attitude."